Stories on a Sunday With Giles Abbott

Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings


Mar 12th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Apr 9th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Jun 11th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Jul 9th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Aug 13th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sep 10th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Oct 8th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Nov 12th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dec 10th 2017 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, London

11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP

Tickets £10

£5 concessions

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as each storytelling session is limited to a maximum of 12 people there is normally an early and and late sitting.  Each session typically lasts 90 minutes 


12 March - “Love’s Fool” An artist, Pygmalion, feeling women have become degraded, carves his ideal of perfect womanhood in stone. He falls in love with his stature, prays she come alive. She does, and he learns that ‘real’ and ‘ideal’ are very different! 
9 April - “Rebirth” As Nature is born again we bring tales of strange rebirths, second chances, new beginnings. Featuring dismembered & remembered poets. strange warmth for an Eskimo and how to turn your lover into a tea-set.
14 May - No Stories On A Sunday as Giles Abbott will be performing as part of the Venice Biennale 
11June - "Arabian Nights - The Fisherman & The Genie” Tales  twist & turn as a fisherman tries to outwit an evil genie. How does a doctor kill the King he loves? How did a young King come to have stone legs and who are those talking fish? All from the mouth of a brilliant young woman telling to save her life in one of our favourite sequences from one of the greatest collections of stories in the world
9 July - From Borges to Bugs - Jorge Luis Borges is a writer of global renown who wrote only short fiction and poetry. Difficult, abstract, a pioneer of Magical Realism, this telling is an introduction to this dazzling writer and traces the links between his work, Magical Realism, Mayan folk story and to characters who crept into all our childhoods.
13 August - Patched & Mended - Life is a patchwork; we make do and mend. In Welsh myth, two young men leave war and find peace, but will it last? In real life, a young man goes suddenly blind - how will he answer this challenge? Find out in an uplifting story of destruction and rebuilding, loss and gain, disaster & recovery, threading ancient mythology & contemporary true life telling into a glittering whole.
10 Sept - Lightning & Lies - plus hammers, horns & unconvincing drag artists from Norse mythology. Well, can you imagine Thor in a frock? Rollicking Viking stories at their very best!
8 Oct - The Fall Of The House - 19th Cent England. A ruined house & a young man come to strike a bargain with death. Can love knock on Death’s door and force it to open? What will he trade in a Poe-esque ghost story which will send shivers down your spine & bring tears to your eyes.
12 Nov - Amazons! They hunt! They fight! They run wild and free and they don’t need men (nor are they an internet-based distribution company) - Stories of free and wild women; magical, exciting and erotic.
10 Dec - Bah! Humbug! The Other Side Of Christmas - traditional tales from Coptic Egypt, Catholic Austria & Wholly Scripture of prostitution, venereal disease and the Massacre Of Innocence. Book now if you want a break from all that good will!


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Cocktail Masterclass

Join us behind the bar as the group learns to make (& drink!) four classic cocktails with a Last Tuesday Society twist!

Jun 19th 2017 - Dec 31st 2017

Menagerie at The Museum - a Petting Zoo

Living Animals Invade The Wunderkabinett - Pet a Python, Fondle a Frog, Touch a Tarantula, cuddle a Chameleon & more in a educational display

Mar 3rd 2017 - Dec 31st 2017

A Halloween Séance with Philipp Oberlohr

An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair

Oct 24th 2017 - Oct 24th 2017

Austin Osman Spare

Private View May 9th Exhibition May-September 2017

May 9th 2017 - Sep 30th 2017

The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare

A Lecture with Jonathan Allen

Sep 12th 2017 - Sep 12th 2017

Empire of Booze: SOLD OUT!

A History of the British Empire Told Through Drink

Jul 11th 2017 - Jul 11th 2017

Viktor Wynd's Guided Tours

Join the reclusive Viktor Wynd on a journey into the bowels of the earth and his basement museum.

Jan 11th 2017 - Jun 21st 2017

Story Time with Viktor Wynd

Join Viktor Wynd, for a night of Tall Tales from The Brother's Grimm, The Arabian Nights or Ireland accompanied by a Glass of The World's Most Unusual Gin (& T)

Jan 24th 2017 - Jun 20th 2017

Tattoo: An Art History with Dr Matt Lodder

Paired with Navy Strength Rum

Jun 6th 2017 - Jun 6th 2017